Search Still On For Jail Escapee

Washoe County Sheriff's Office
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Washoe County Sheriff's deputies are still looking for an escaped inmate.

The bad news is that he's been out for about 26 hours now. The good news is that he was never considered particularly dangerous.

He's Anthony Tyler - he's 18 years old - and he was in a jail industries program, which is outside the main inmate area here in the jail complex - ubt inside the main fence.

A deputy found a hole in the fence yesterday afternoon and that was their first clue that he was missing. Tyler's accused of burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle.

He lives in west Reno in the Mayberry area, and deputies tell us his own neighbors were among his first victims. Still, he was not considered a particular threat.

In addition to the big search we saw yesterday, deputies have been checking with Tyler's friends and family. They say he called his grandmother after the escape. And they say a friend of his who's younger than 18 is missing.

That's significant because they know he had help from somebody, once he got out: They knew when they found his jail clothes near the facility that somebody had given him civilian clothes.

Now they are looking everywhere they may find a lead . . . and I know they'd appreciate any tips.

If you have any information concerning Tyler's escape, please contact the Washoe County Sheriff's Office at (775) 328-3301.